Friday , 20 April 2018


Housing

The BIS Just Flagged Canada For A Financial Crisis! Here’s Why

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) quarterly review of central banks is an exhaustive assessment of banking indicators looking for any signs that could lead to stress at domestic banks and Canada is now flashing a warning signal for all four categories, which would typically lead to a financial crisis.

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10 Real Estate Calculations To Help You Analyze An Investment Property Effectively

Investing in a property can be exciting, but taking the time to properly analyze your deal is paramount. In some cases, what may seem like a good deal at first glance may actually cause financial pitfalls long-term. Similarly, when comparing two or more possible investment opportunities, one property may seem to offer a great investment up front, while the other actually offers the best return over time. In order to uncover the best possible investment deals, commit the following real estate investing calculations to memory:

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Mortgage Interest Deductibility Should Be Eliminated! Here’s Why

“Buy as much house as you can,” real estate agents urged clients. “The more you buy, the bigger your tax break” is their advice using the mortgage interest deduction (MID) to explicitly promote over-investment in housing. Unfortunately, such advice fueled the previous housing boom and exacerbated its bust and could do so again.

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Global Home Prices Are On the Rise – Here’s A Country By Country Ranking

Global home prices are on the rise, and numbers from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the monetary policy arm of the UN, show that Canada ranks amongst the top ten of all of their housing indicators. While that sounds like a good thing, the IMF generally warns that too much growth means overvaluation. Overvaluation requires a correction, and if it goes too high, even a crash.

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